Taylor Rodriguez of Corpus Christi, Texas turned 18 this past weekend, and decided the time was right to get a tattoo. She went to Axis Tattoo with her idea, approved a sketch by an artist, and got inked. As it turns out, Rodriguez and the artist should have spent a little more time proofreading the tat, as KZTV Action 10 News reports.
The tattoo was supposed to read, “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.” Instead, the tattoo wound up reading, “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tommorrow.” As you can see, ‘tomorrow’ was spelled incorrectly. Ms. Rodriguez told KZTV the manner in which she found out, saying, “The receptionist comes around and they go, 'You have a misspelled word.' And I was like, 'What!’ And Don was like, 'What? What word is misspelled?' And they were like, 'Tomorrow has two m's and it's only supposed to have one m.’ And he was like, 'You approved it. That's not my fault.'"
Taylor knows that she’s partially to blame for approving the art without giving it a proper read, but claims she was rushed and pressured to give her approval. However, she takes offense to the artist’s refusal to take any blame and his failure to apologize.
Axis Tattoo says that they have surveillance video in their establishment for cases like this. They say the video shows Taylor approving her artwork, and they’ve fulfilled their job as stipulated by the contract the 18-year-old signed. That being said, they did seem to have regret over the incident. KZTV reports, “The parlor did offer to pay for a cover up, laser removal, and give her a full refund. All options, though, were turned down by Rodriguez.” It’s curious as to why she would turn down all of these options, as they seem rather fair.
Our advice for Taylor? She should befriend someone named Tom Morrow, throw a comma in there and then it will read more like she has tattooed advice for a friend on herself. If I were to tattoo my advice for others on MY body, it would read, “If you’re going to get inked up, make sure you double check the tattoo artist’s sketch, Tom Morrow.”
More info: KZTV